Michael Flynn

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Michael Flynn Mormon actor and filmmaker
Michael Flynn, Mormon actor and filmmaker

Michael Flynn is a filmmaker whose most recent film (2011) is Midway to Heaven, an adaptation of a book by Latter-day Saint writer Dean Hughes. Flynn directed, produced, and co-wrote the film. Born Michael Lawrence Flynn on September 28, 1947, in Meriden, Connecticut, USA, Flynn joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his late teens. He served a full-time mission to France from 1966 to 1969. He also graduated from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he started The Santa Clara Arena Theater in California and later founded Starlite Summer Theater in Utah.

Flynn has also been an actor. Up until about 1980 when he moved to Utah, his roles had been primarily in theater. He appeared in the film Savannah Smiles and auditioned for a small role in the movie Footloose and landed the role of a police officer. His other roles include playing Pontius Pilate in 1999's To This End Was I Born (also known as The Lamb of God). Flynn also produced the very well made The Best Two Years, the story of four missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Netherlands. He had the role of the mission president.

Flynn's film credits as an actor span many years and types of films, including Latter-day Saint films The Home Teachers, The Testaments, and The Book of Mormon Movie. He has appeared in familiar TV shows Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, Everwood, Moonlighting, Matlock, and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Flynn has also done live acting on stage including 1776, Camelot, and The Music Man. He is the director of The Actors Workshop, sponsoring classes in Provo and Salt Lake City in his home state of Utah. He is married to Barbi Nixon Flynn.